Archive for the ‘Industrial Robotics’ Category

Automated inspection

Inspection is a quality control process that is concerned with the checking or testing of work parts against the certain conditions described by the design engineer. Inspection is performed in both incoming raw work parts and as well as finished work parts. Another quality control operation that is related with inspection function is the Testing. […]

Machine loading and unloading by industrial robots

In machine loading and unloading process, a robot will be used to move the work parts to or/and from the production machine. This application comes under the category of material handling operations. The machine loading and unloading application includes the following three processes: Machine loading Machine unloading Machine load and unload Machine loading: In this […]

Error detection and recovery in robot workcell

Error detection and recovery includes two elements such as: Error detection Error recovery The detection problem involves the use of suitable sensors for identifying the error occurred in an operation. In addition, the sensor signals are read by the related intelligence in order to classify the errors accurately. The error recovery system helps in providing […]

Interlocks in robot workcell

An interlock works as a sensor in a robot workcell for permitting the work cycle sequence to continue only after the preferred conditions are satisfied. It can be used to perform the following significant functions in a robot cell: It checks whether the work part is placed at the accurate location in the conveyor for […]

Types of costs required for developing a robot

In a robot project, there are two types of cost statistics available for performing the economic analysis such as: Investment costs Operating costs Types of costs included in the investment costs: Several types of costs that come under the investment costs are robot purchase cost, installation costs, engineering costs, special tooling, and miscellaneous costs. Robot […]

Electromechanical relays

There are several methods available for satisfying the requirements of a robot workcell controller. In this case, the electromechanical relays are one of the methods that can be incorporated as a robot control device. Other than this device, the robot controllers, computers, and programmable controllers can also be used. A control device that actuates electrical […]

A computer acts as a robot workcell controller

In some cases, a digital computer will be a very suitable device as a workcell control system for controlling several types of robots. Generally, a computer is incorporated either in sequence or alternative with a programmable controller. A time sharing operation mode is the period when the computer is used to control the robot cell. […]

Programmable Controllers

The programmable controllers can be used in the robot workcell when there is a need for a higher-level controller. The electromechanical relays are replaced by the introduction of programmable controllers (PC) on the year 1960. A programmable controller produces the output signals according to the logical and other operations carried on the input signals. It […]

Robot controller

Robot controller includes different types of control technology such as computer, electronic, and limited sequence controllers. Generally, there is only limited I/O capability on complicated types for interfacing with additional equipments. The purpose of I/O interface is to connect the interlocks in the workplace. The incoming signals are joined with the work cycle program by […]

Robot workcell controller

Robot workcell controller (also known as the robot workstation controller) is employed for controlling the different activities that take place successively or simultaneously in the workplace. It also includes one important aspect of providing safety to the human operators. There are three types of tasks carried out by the workcell controller such as: Sequence Control […]